DPIC Podcasts

DPIC is pleased to provide podcasts that discuss a wide variety of issues relating to the death penalty.

Our podcasts cover three different types of death penalty issues.

  • DPIC's current monthly podcast series is called "Discussions With DPIC." We speak with death penalty experts about timely death penalty developments in the news.
  • The "On the Issues" podcast series explores different factual, legal, and ethical topics relating to capital punishment.
  • A second series of podcasts details the history of capital punishment in each state.

To listen to any of the podcasts below, simply click the play button. To download the podcast, click the podcast title and then the "Download" button on the episode's page.

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Discussions With DPIC

Racial Discrimination in Death-Penalty Jury Selection

Racial Discrimination in Death-Penalty Jury Selection

A Conversation with Steve Bright

Published: Mar 30, 2018

Stephen B. Bright, the for­mer President of the Southern Center for Human Rights, dis­cuss­es the ongo­ing prob­lem of racial dis­crim­i­na­tion in jury selec­tion in death-penal­ty cas­es — an issue he has argued three times in the U.S. Supreme Court. He speak…

Discussions With DPIC

The Duane Buck Case

The Duane Buck Case

Race, Future Dangerousness, and the Death Penalty, with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s Christina Swarns

Published: Jun 28, 2017

Christina Swarns, lit­i­ga­tion direc­tor of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, speaks with DPIC Executive Director Robert Dunham about the case of Texas death-row pris­on­er Duane Buck and the impact of racial bias on deter­mi­na­tions of future …

Discussions With DPIC

Lawyers for the Condemned

Lawyers for the Condemned

Scott Braden and Julie Vandiver discuss Arkansas’s April 2017 executions

Published: May 30, 2017

In April 2017, Arkansas sched­uled a record eight exe­cu­tions in eleven days. Four ulti­mate­ly were stayed, and four were car­ried out. DPIC staff mem­bers Robin Konrad and Anne Holsinger inter­view Scott Braden and Julie Vandiver, two of the lawyers wh…